Event Update (3/17/21): Please note due to COVID-19, we won’t be able to hold our annual Spring Fling event for families this year, but instead we look forward to a fun afternoon of play for all students at Field Day. Field Day 2021, an afternoon of fun and games for all students, will include a BBQ lunch, and faculty will supervise students as they safely rotate through fun activities by co-hort groups for each division: Lower School during the school day afternoon on June 1 and Upper School during the school day on June 2.
Spring Fling is a special time for the entire Bement community to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games outside. All students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are invited to join the fun with activities for all ages, including games, fun run and a raffle.
Time: 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: The backyard of the Mary Hawks House and the Bement athletic fields, 3 Old Ferry Road, Deerfield, MA
Parking and Pick-Up: We ask that participants please park on Old Main street (no parking at Mary Hawks House), and check your child out with the faculty on duty at the sidewalk. Then walk down to the Mary Hawks House or hop into a Bement shuttle van to get to Spring Fling.
Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult at Spring Fling. Students must not depart from Spring Fling on their own (i.e. no walks, trips back to campus, or to the dorms).
Spring Fling is a community-building event run by the Bement Parents Association and The Bement School. Volunteers make everything happen! We will be looking for adult volunteers to help with set up, take down, and more. You will be amazed at how much fun you will have, and how much your help matters!
A volunteer sign-up sheet will be posted soon.
The Fun Run is a 1.5 mile non-competitive lap around historic Deerfield. The course loop starts at the Mary Hawks House on Broughams Pond Road. We hope you'll join the fun whether you walk, skip, push a stroller, or run! Everyone is invited!
All students will receive free tickets at Spring Fling to enter into the raffles of their choice. Prizes will include: choose a day of free dress for students and teachers in your building (Keith, Drake, Kittredge), a basket or gift certificate from the school store, and more!
Spring Fling T-shirt Contest
Every year the Spring Fling t-shirts are designed by the students. Each student is encouraged to draw a picture of what they think should go on the Spring Fling t-shirts. A team of judges will decide which drawing will end up on the 2020 Spring Fling t-shirt.
One winner will be chosen from the lower school and one winner from the upper school. Both designs will be printed on the t-shirts and the winners will be announced at morning meeting on May 8. All students will receive a t-shirt at that time.
Students who are interested in submitting a design can find the instructions here. Designs are due by March 31.
3:15 - 5:30 p.m. Check back later for more details!
What to Bring
- Sneakers if you will be participating in the Fun Run or other activities.
- Rain gear and boots
- A blanket or a lawn chair to sit on
- All children must be accompanied by an adult, and please no pets.
- Park at Bement and walk to Mary Hawks House (or take the shuttle bus).
- Snacks, dinner, treats, and beverages will be served.
- The Bement PA and the school sponsor Spring Fling, the Fun Run, and the raffle. Parents and students will not need cash or credit cards.
Questions? Suggestions? Please contact us.